seasonextension Photos & Videos

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The hoops were all put in place over the fall crops and then the wind got crazy. They all had to be taken down so the rebar wouldn’t bend. Womp womp. It’s been a rough week for farmers ... hard frosts + crazy winds = ouch

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The October tunnel beds. Hakurei turnips, yellow and red beets, spinach, kale, and carrots. Fingers crossed that this cold snap doesn’t last. Also! See that red tape at the tunnel end? That’s a repair job from chasing a deer out, and it literally ran out through the plastic. She was easily 150 lbs, and made an almost perfect hole. The deer pressure here is nuts! #gardenchallenges #eastcoastgardening #coldweathergardening #seasonextension #vegetablegarden #veggiegarden #organicgardening #growyourownfood #greenthumb #gardener #backyardgarden #raisedbeds #homegarden #newbrunswick #axilgardens #homegrown #gardentotable #homestead #ediblegarden

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1 day ago

Well Friends - our first legit high tunnel is fully up and ready for beds + winter seedling starts (swipe for start to finish pics)!! This has been a long time coming, and we are so grateful to have secured some grant funding to make it happen. Season extensions bring crucial income for small farms during late fall / winter / early Spring - can’t wait to fill this baby up and get growing!! #hightunnel #seasonextension #smallfarms #familyfarm #grateful #wsnc #pfafftown

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1 day ago

Frost alert! We may experience our first frost of the cold season this week, with temps plummeting into the 30s. Be sure to harvest all your vegetables like tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, and any other above ground crops. Vegetables left on the plants during a frost run the risk of losing their crunch and turning before they are edible. You can install cold frames over your beds to extend the season to grow vegetables like kale, radishes and spinach. #urbangardening #coldseason #frost #seasonextension

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1 day ago

‘San Andreas’ is producing some gorgeous berries for us right now. 🍓 We’ve found that when it comes to late season production... variety choice is paramount but low tunnels are also key in reducing fruit rots and ensuring berries are marketable.

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1 day ago

We're getting a pretty good frost tonight and tomorrow so I wrapped my pole beans in sheets to keep the frost off. But while I was there I shelled one set and found these pretty babies. So close but the longer I can give them, the better. . . . . #garden #mygarden #frommygarden #growyourown #growyourownfood #polebeans #shelledbeans #growsomethinglovely #growwhatyoulove #seasonextension #frost #fall #harvest #homestead #preservetheharvest #homesteadlife #crazygardenlady #ijustcoveredplantswithsheets

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1 day ago

A perfect sunny and 75 degrees in the greenhouse, and a gorgeous fall day outside too! We are checking things off the fall to-do list and, while it’s a sacrifice of time spent doing fall tasks, we are excited to still be harvesting flowers as well! It was our goal to harvest through the end of October, and it looks like we will make it. And, we should start harvesting a month earlier next spring compared to this year. Slowly closing the winter gap one season at a time. . . . . . . . . #seasonextension #greenhouses #flowerfarmer #flowerfarm #zone4 #coldclimatefarming #slowflowers #grownnotflown #smallfarm #ornamentalkale #greenhousegrown

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1 day ago

What an amazing sunny warm October we have had! The broccoli is loving it and so are our souls! 🤗🥦

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2 days ago

Thanks and gratitude out to the supportive folks at Guthrie’s Robert Packer Hospital for letting us take our fall market indoors — #seasonextension

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2 days ago

Double tunnel trouble ❄

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2 days ago

Beautiful morning in our strawberry field! It looks like today will be a good harvest, especially from San Andreas and Albion. 👏🏽

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2 days ago

I’ve been working on some dried flower wreaths now that our growing season is wrapping up. What a fun way to enjoy the same field grown flowers we’ve enjoyed all summer. I haven’t quite figured how to display these on the cart- particularly in the wind and rain. But if you’re interested in one of these beauties, send me a message and it can be yours! #driedflowerwreath #seasonextension #fallflowers #mainefarms

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2 days ago

Lots of greens going into the high tunnel and under row cover for fall and winter harvest Also mark your calendar for our pop-up Main Street Market this Monday 10/22 from 12am -6pm Pick up some radishes, turnips, lettuce mix, carrots, cabbage, leeks, scallions, potatoes, garlic, onions & more to start your week off right! #norfolkgrown #supportsmallfarms #buylocal #wintergreens #seasonextension

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3 days ago

It’s getting real over here! Jimmy’s putting the finishing touches on the high tunnel, and I’m presprouting the first round of anemones and ranunculus that will be growing in this space this winter!!! 👏 👏 👏 Can you believe I helped pull that plastic over the top of this structure? It was Jimmy, my oldest son, Luke, and me, pulling the plastic over this whole thing. Jimmy’s really done almost all of the work on it, but Luke’s been a big help too, whenever he was asked. This is 2160 square feet of growing space, for season extension, and like everything else so far, it’s going to be a learning process for me to grow in here. I’ll be planting anemones and ranunculus, and a few other things, on four or five separate occasions throughout the fall to extend blooming, from late winter into later spring next year (hopefully). 🤞Exciting stuff going on here! #farmerflorist #flowerfarm #flowerfarmer #seasonextension

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3 days ago

Now that the threat of hard freezes are gone for a few weeks, we are pulling up the row cover and leaving the bottom layer on to get some much needed sun and still have some protection for minor frosts. The tops come down again when the forecast is 28 or below. . . . #fourseasonfarming #seasonextension

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3 days ago

Frosty morning. Can’t wait until I’m walking from the snowy Indiana world into my steamy green hoophouse on a winter morning...

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3 days ago

Fenris: what the heck??? What happened??? Well, the 2018 summer growing season has finally come to a close with the first light frosts claiming the more tender of their victims. #Chicago weather changes very abruptly and after weeks of heat, we are without doubt settled into #Autumn now. Garlic, sugar snap peas, carrots, radishes, spinach, and lettuce reign supreme now. The fig tree moved into the #greenhouse , the dome's doors are now shut, row covers are coming out, and green peppers and tomatoes are picked! Just because it's about to be winter doesn't mean I can't still garden! ☔ . . . #hardcoregardener #hardworkpaysoff #harvestmoon #harvest #squash #firstfrost #thatsawrap #australianshepherd #urbanorganicgardener #urbangardening #urbangardener #seasonextension #permaculture #foodforest #chicagogarden #chicagoweather

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4 days ago

Secret garden.

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4 days ago

Though I am not a fan of plastic, we use it as one of several methods we use to extend our growing season. We aim to grow and raise much of our food, and our severe weather fluctuations present challenges to maintaining a healthy ecosystem for our plants. Given our goals of being both sustainable and low-input, we deliberate a great deal about such concessions. #tarheelbillyfarm #ihateplastic #farmher #homesteading #womenwhofarm #growyourownfood #seasonextension #rootvegetables #kale #swisschard #morriscollards #undercoverplants #modernfarmer #smallfarm #winteriscoming

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4 days ago

Hoops are up and end posts are in. Last year we had the end t-posts either bent or torn out of the ground with strong winds, so we are using fence posts we had to see if we can get better end anchors. These will be seeded and skinned soon for winter greens. #caterpillartunnel #seasonextension

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4 days ago

I’ve known this guys over 25 years. This is Norm Kilmer owner of Morgan county seeds. He has ran crew for us for every tunnel we have ever put up! Not just ours but so many others we have assisted in our previous employment. Truth is I have loss count! Far as I’m concerned this is our go to guy for all things concerning high tunnels. Just in time, today he replacing the motor and automatic sidewalls controller at no cost to us! It was having issues and Norm doesn’t like leaving a job not perfect even a year later! #morgancountyseeds #loveourvendorsupport #hightunnel #seasonextension #growingontheothersideofthecalendar #farmerlife #flowerfarmher #urbanfarmher #citygrownflowers #stlgrown

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6 days ago

Yep. This. The forecast is ugly and it’s hit many of my friends already. So you just never know if you don’t try and I just keep on trying! I like this farming thing way too much!!! ✌🏻 Our tunnels will survive a while longer and I just couldn’t imagine growing without them. #seasonextension #mainefarms

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6 days ago

Love the unique perspective you get working this job... From up here all the work that needs to be done to get the farm ready for winter seems somehow more manageable. #perspective

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1 week ago

One of the many beauties of farming on a small scale is the ability to observe nuances such as the microclimates of my land. These pictures were taken at the same time only 100 ft from each other. Being aware of these characteristics will allow me to better utilize my land to extend the seasons in the future, which is great for all! . . . #smallfarm #microclimate #keepyoureyesopen #seasonextension #eatlocal #fargo #moorhead

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1 week ago

This tunnel is 30 ft. wide, and unlike one of our recent posts that displayed what thermostatically controlled electrical ventilation looks like, this structure ventilates off of 100% electricity-free passive airflow; all vents and windows still auto open and close, but they operate using hardware components that don't require electricity #greenhouse #greenhousedesign #movablegreenhouse #mobilegreenhouse #diygreenhouse #greenhousegrown #greenhouseventilation #solawrap #hightunnel #hoophouse #caterpillartunnel #cannabiscultivation #cannabiscommunity #coloradofarm #californiagrown #csafarm #smallfarm #seasonextension #fourseasonfarming #permaculture #urbangarden #urbanfarm #flowerfarm #flowerfarming #ruralfarm #homestead #homesteading #tunnelvisionhoops

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1 week ago

The transformation in our hoophouses from jungle-esque tomatoes & peppers to low-growing, cold-loving greens is almost complete. This early onset of winter weather makes us particularly grateful for our “biodomes”. #seasonextension #fourseasonfarming #stockholmwi

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1 week ago

It’s been a day of cleaning up beds, remembering the awesome blooms that came of it and always thinking on how to make things better, work smarter, strengthen the seed list (and my body ✌🏻) finding our niche here in Maine. It’s not time yet to end the season though! I’ll be covering up our field dahlias and rolling down the sides of tunnels. The hard frost is coming, I can feel it. 🌬 #seasonextension #mainfarms #flowerfarm #growinginzone4 #mofgaorganic

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